Pour half of the bag of SlipFix adhesive into a mixing bucket. Then slowly add approximately two and a half litres of cold clean water making to sure to mix periodically. You should continue to mix until you have a smooth and consistent mixture. It is recommended that you use a a mixing paddle attachment in order to achieve this easily. This should take around three minutes however you can take as much time as you need. Once the SlipFix adhesive is ready, spread it over a small area of your wall. From here, you take your slip and press firmly and evenly into the adhesive. Our SlipFix adhesive is rapid setting so will need to be applied within 25 minutes so ensure you only mix what you will be able to apply within this time frame.
As it is a cement based adhesive, SlipFix is suitable to be used on most projects. The cement base also makes it cheaper per square meter than most other alternatives. For most people, cement based adhesives are the way to go however, this is not always the case. If you are installing slips to a non-porous surface you are probably better off using an epoxy based adhesive rather than a cement based one. This is because, cement based adhesives rely on small irregularities and pores on the surface and use these to form a strong bond. Non-porous surfaces such as porcelain present a closed smooth surface where the bonding effect may be difficult.
Before you start to use your SlipFix adhesive there are a few things you’ll want to make sure of first. First you’ll want to make the surface you want to apply your SlipFix adhesive too, is dry, clean and in suitable condition to apply adhesive to (.i.e. not falling apart). If you don’t check for these things, you risk your slips ‘floating’ down the wall. Whilst watching brick slips ‘float’ may sound like fun, I can assure you it is not. In fact, after spending time and money to create your perfect brick slip project, seeing your brick slips ‘float’ down your wall is the last thing you’ll want to see. So make sure you use your SlipFix adhesive correctly!
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